AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: The Best and Brightest

best and brightestAuthor: David Halberstam

Category: Economics

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Daniel: “One of my favorite books, When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein, takes the reader inside the rise and fall of a 1990s Connecticut-based hedge fund run by the brightest minds in finance. While a large financial institution’s collapse impacts the macro economy, Halberstam takes the reader inside the origins of a major foreign policy blunder – the Vietnam War. The policy was crafted by truly the sharpest minds in Washington and academia and does so with wonderful character building and storytelling.”

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